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  • Acceptable Targets: Any subject that isn't inherently extreme or dangerous. And some extreme ones they don't deem dangerous enough.
  • Accidental Innuendo: The show seems to be blissfully unaware that the word 'fist' can have some more... perverse connotations. For example, in one episode where the team are tasked with making ordinary people more extreme.
    Steve: After a bumpy start on the drive-way, Rod's developed a new tactic to ease the Fist into Edith!
    • In one Behind The Scenes featurette, Doug Bane realises this only as the show's airdate is announced.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Steve is a coward with anger issues. Most of the show could be seen as him torturing the others for his amusement while he sits safely on the sidelines. He spends an awful lot of time threatening people from the safety of a camera, and most of the people he beats up are clearly much weaker than him.
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    • How insane is Mephisto? In some episodes he comes off as entirely detached from reality, talking nonesense to himself and hallucinating. However, his main motivation seems to be money, and he's lucid enough to fear Steve's wrath. Though he's defintely not well, it's possible that he plays up his eccentricities both for the cameras and to intimidate people.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Depot, a gigantic robot the local council uses as a last resort to evict the Fist Team from Prawn World, is abruptly disintegrated by a beam of energy created by Mephisto's Feng Shui.
  • Ass Pull: In the final episode, Steve's glasses grant the wearer levitation powers. This is never so much as foreshadowed, and Steve himself only uses said powers after we see someone else using them against him.
    • After getting himself caught in an endless time loop, Rod is saved by what appears to be his ideal vision of himself, who reveals the true source of their power (Pubes) and gives him a sleek condom suit. It just sort of happens.
  • Crazy Awesome: Again, the entire main cast may qualify, but Mephisto takes the cake. He snowboards using a dead snowboarder!
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  • Creator's Pet: In-Universe. Steve seems fond of Blue Womp, despite his presence interfering with the show and ultimately getting on everyone else's nerves. Eventually it becomes too much even for Steve, and he beats Blue Womp to a pulp, and later kills him with a large cannon.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: One problem the show has is that a lot of it's comedy is based around this, and it doesn't always work.
    • A determined magician failing an elaborate escape attempt from a burning metal box, just to be awarded Full Fist post-mortem? Funny.
    • A little girl getting her head obliterated by a lawnmower because she guessed Steve's weight wrong, complete with blood splatter? Not funny.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: For a series which some critics called 'mostly crap' and is considered by many non-fans to be forgettable, there were enough of these to make up its own page.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Has its own page.
  • Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming: In the final episode, Tara has forgiven Rod for the horrible things he has done to her after he hotwires her, finally giving her free will. She comes to his aid later on, but gets killed due to his own stupidity, and reverts into a Vending Machine. Rod is heartbroken, and accidentally hits the Sidekick button. The little Tara requests a mission, so he tells her to go out and be free. This would have truly been heartwarming, had he not forgotten that they were in the middle of a battlefield. Idiot.
    • The scene at the end of Bush Bash where the Fist Team watches on lovingly as Mephisto plants a tree.
      • Steve's motivation for saving the forest was not fuelled by his quest for Fistworthiness, but instead a genuine want to save the forest.
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  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Hero at Last.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: By the end, it's just bad people getting away with bad things.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Steve is the only character who seems to be able to kill people off for real, whether directly or because of his actions. The only exception is Womp in Beat The House, because he is resurrected as a vampire. This is why Panda, Mime, and Womp's deaths affect the plot.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Steve would often tell viewers and fans who he deemed weak never to watch the show again. The show ultimately wasn't very successful, so they probably could've used the viewers Steve scared off.
    • He would also constantly insult and belittle the ABC, who would in turn eventually cancel the show at the end of Special Edition. While the show would recieve a second season, it would come four years later, to even less acclaim than before and disappear.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mephisto surmises that the Terrorists from Episode Seven are in fact Super Villains, as their plan ultimately doesn't involve causing terror. In Series Two he and the Fist Team become super villains themselves, with an even crazier plan than the terrorists.
  • Ho Yay: Steve and Womp. Pretty much stated in Series Two when Womp kisses him on the lips after saving his life. Just before Steve shoots him in the head..
  • Narm: All over the damn place.
    • Narm Charm: Fortunately, they don't expect you to take the story seriously.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Fear Factory basically shows what happens when ordinary, sane people get caught up in the Fist Team's antics. They die horribly, and for mostly stupid reasons.
    • The aforementioned Eat the Dog moment.
    • Mephisto in Wonderland. Mephisto eats a cupcake and hallucinates. At first it's just a little off, with him walking along the road, which moves underneath him while he stays in place. Then he sees a woman in a bathroom mirror...
    • The Cold Opening of Local Council where a politician is caught on camera swallowing a baby in public. Funny, until the mother starts screaming and begging for her child.
    • Mephisto cutting off a security guard's face (an old friend, no less) to use as a mask.
    • The brief montage of Tara's victims in Fist Furniture.
    • Despite the ridiculous circumstances, Steve's descent into an alcoholic wreck is played disturbingly straight.
    • In a quick segment during Timesaw, Mephisto cuts through time and makes a perfect circle around himself. This sends him into a dark, empty void.
    • Steve's Face–Heel Turn is kicked off with the silhouetted, bloody massacre of a peaceful tribe of hefty men after he finds out they've been eating Panda.
  • Seasonal Rot: Many people believe Series Two is this, thanks to almost completely discarding the show's original format, and for turning the Fist Team into outright villains instead of Good Is Not Nice.
  • Special Effects Failure: Very few of the shows' effects are meant to look conving, but there are a few screw ups even by their standards.
    • Steve does the splits in Bush Bash, but his shirt doesn't bend with his legs.
    • During Fist Furniture, you can clearly see trees and another building outside the window of what is supposed to be the top floor of a secluded skyscraper.
  • Squick: Rod is an unashamed sexual predator, and the show gives us more than a few demonstrations.
    • His charred scalp after getting shot in the back of the head.
    • We may know what Tara did to Rod in House Party Challenge, but we wish we didn't.
  • Tear Jerker: The Womp's death is just depressing. During the final battle he begs the others to go back to the way things were in Season 1, and is ultimately punished for saving Steve's life.
  • The Woobie: The Womp becomes this in Season Two.
    • The Mime arguably has it worse.
    • Jerkass Woobie Steve becomes a rather pitiful mess after Fist Furniture fails, and spirals through depression all the way to world conquest.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome:
    • While none of the effects look realistic, the sheer scope of them is something to behold. They're used so consistently that after a while they just feel natural to the show.
    • Blue Womp is almost flawlessly integrated alongside Orange Womp, both as a visual effect, and in their interactions together. At times you'll suspect actor Tony Walters actually had a twin brother. This is likely why the effect was only used in three episodes.

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